To everyone’s surprise but Eating Las Vegas’ the Venetian Hotel and Casino boarded up both Rattlecan and First Food & Bar last night….as well as The Act nightclub. Our sources tell us these closings occurred without notice to management or staff, and rumors are swirling about the reasons.
To our eyes and taste buds, Rattlecan was D.O.A.. It featured gimmicky, overwrought, poorly-executed burgers, a tagger/biker bar motif,*and abysmal service.
First Food & Bar hasn’t been good ever since Sammy DeMarco decided to expand his brand in other directions. (There’s a lesson in there for you empire-building chefs.)
Whatever the deal was is with The Act is anyone’s guess….but we at ELV feel would sorry for its Hot Chicks with Douchebags crowd IF it closed (which it hasn’t)….since they might be forced to “Get Caught in the Act” elsewhere.
* Al Mancini and his ilk consider the spray paintings on the walls at Rattlecan to be “art.” Then again, Al Mancini and his ilk all look like refugees from a biker bar.